Jonathan Lee

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India February 2018 – Palia Kalan MG

Having managed to secure one of the last ever Indrail Passes sold, and quite possibly the last ever, I had no choice but to make do with a 60-day Sleeper Class one; and decided to make use of it with a last-minute trip ahead of my long-planned 3-week trip in March. Two things swung it Read the Rest…

India November 2017 – Khajuraho, Bihar & Assam

This trip would end up being a trip with a difference, and it would take away some of the luxuries we’d been used to while travelling around India’s rail network for the previous 13 years! SD Enterprises Ltd, the agent in London we’d used from day one for Indrail Passes, had only been able to Read the Rest…

Georgia October 2017 – A Trip to Kutaisi

Having been to Georgia earlier in the Summer, when a Wizz Air e-mail dropped into my inbox advertising their new flights direct from London Luton to Kutaisi, and that they were being released at a promotional rate, I booked almost straight away. I’d been looking for somewhere to go during the October half term and Read the Rest…

Albania, Montenegro & Serbia October 2017 (A brief 3-day jaunt)

When PTG advertised their Montenegro Python tour, with ZCG Cargo 644’s, against my better judgement I took the plunge and booked on a GM tour. It would have been a nice sociable weekend, randomly with Alco bashers moonlighting. The method behind my madness was as this gave an opportunity to do Albania and then head Read the Rest…

Spain July 2017 (Madrid – Tren de Filipe II)

Thursday 27th July 2017 (Madrid – Tren de Filipe II & El Escorial)   Not an early start and after a decent breakfast we were Principe Pio bound, via Chamartin. While Renfe’s long-distance trains are reservation only, and pick-up or set-down only in Madrid, there was no hassle doing 226 0800 Chamartin – Almeria, with Read the Rest…

USA (Metrolink BNSF Diesel Gala) – October 2016

I almost didn’t take part in the Metrolink Diesel Gala of 2016 but a last-minute change of plan to an Eastern Europe trip had me hightailing across the planet from Warsaw to LA to mop up what would essentially be the dregs of the BNSF GE workings on Metrolink. 2 weeks before I would arrive Read the Rest…

Finland Christmas 2016 – A bit of the Russian influence

Christmas in Finland? Why the hell not! Despite planning this trip in June there wasn’t much hotel type accommodation available in the far north of Finland, only log cab type stuff; which is great if that’s what you’re looking for but I wasn’t planning on spending my limited time in Finland cooking my own meals Read the Rest…

Poland (Baltic Coast – Hel & Leba) August/September 2016

Who doesn’t want to say in a trip report that they’ve just been to Hel? And just for the sheer hell of it! Well that was literally what this trip was about, coupled with the fact that both Hel & Leba were apparently nice places. Flights Booked through Wizz Air W6-1615 2035 Doncaster – Gdansk Read the Rest…

Peru July/August 2016 (FCCA, FCHH & Peru Rail)

Our previous trip to Peru in 2013 was so enjoyable that we decided to go back and try something different; with another trip to Machu Picchu thrown in for good measure! The basis of this trip was the dates that FCCA had advertised to run their Lima – Huancayo tourist trains and even more specifically Read the Rest…